Nursing News

Richard Stockton College expanding to Stafford Township, Hammonton

February 7, 2012

Richard Stockton College is extending its reach into southern Ocean County this year and also expects to open a site in Hammonton this fall. College officials confirmed Friday that they have a letter of intent and are finalizing a lease with Manahawkin Plaza Associates for classroom space at the commercial site … More

Cap on Mandatory Overtime, the Right Rx for Nursing Care

February 1, 2012

Hospital nurses — and their patients — are benefitting from laws capping mandatory overtime, according to a new report that found laws in 16 states, including New Jersey, effective. "In the operating room and the intensive care units, there still may be challenges, because you can’t just pull nurses from anywhere … More

Nurses Key to Care Coordination

January 20, 2012

It seems each new study that examines a particular facet of nursing also reinforces the notion that nurses are the backbone of healthcare delivery in the United States. Nurses play the leading role in delivering and coordinating care for patients, safeguarding them against medical errors, and acting as the patients’ advocate … More

Nurse Executive Support Needed

January 18, 2012

More than 1,100 nurses sharpened their business and leadership skills in vaunted program. "The Class of 2011 was the final year for the J&J/Wharton Fellows program. Johnson & Johnson’s generous sponsorship of this program will not continue… Wharton is actively seeking new funding ." For 29 years, more than 1,100 nurses from … More

Time to get money’s worth in health care

January 17, 2012

The word “value” is defined “as the worth of something compared to the price paid or asked for it,” by the The New Oxford American Dictionary. It is a term we have come to understand in choosing our automobiles, our groceries, our homes and most every other product or service. But … More

Task force tackles critical care research guidelines

January 13, 2012

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses was part of a task force that recently issued recommendations on making the field of critical care research less fragmented and more accountable for patient heterogeneity and the complexity of critical illness. The task force was formed by the Critical Care Societies Collaborative in conjunction … More

Healthcare providers work to avoid unnecessary hospital visits

January 12, 2012

It’s a familiar situation. An elderly heart failure patient is hospitalized with swollen legs and breathing difficulties, responds well to treatment, and is discharged with a set of written instructions. Back home – alone – she forgets the dietary guidelines, delays making a follow-up appointment with her doctor, and does not … More

EHR in hospitals helps nursing care, patient outcomes

January 10, 2012

Nurses working with electronic health records consistently reported more improvements to nursing care and better health outcomes for patients than nurses working in hospitals without the technology, according to a study. The researchers, with the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, said their report is the first large study of its … More

Felician to Offer RN-to-BSN Program at Kimball Medical Center

January 9, 2012

Felician College in Lodi, N.J., and Kimball Medical Center in Lakewood, N.J., signed an agreement that will enable Kimball nurses to pursue RN-to-BSNs at the medical center. Felician offers courses taught by interdisciplinary faculty from nursing, business and arts and sciences. Students take specialized course work in global health, healthcare … More